Using Rhythm for Modeling

In architecture the term rhythm describes the repetitive use of a group of geometric objects in order to establish a recognizable pattern. A typical scenario is the alternating arrangement of windows and columns in the facades of common high rise office buildings. Rhythmical patterns can be interleaved and composed into higher level patterns.

Examples

The first example shows the repetition of two grouped objects. The last object (right) is cut since the scope ends at a length of 10.

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rhythm_example01 --> split(x){ { 2: X(2) | 1: Y(1) }* }
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The next rhythm consists of three objects (X, Y, Z) and two repetition steps.

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rhythm_example01 --> split(x){ ~2: X(2) | { ~1: Y(1.5) | ~1: Z(1) }* }*
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The final example for a rhythm pattern consists of four objects (X, Y, Z) and three repetition steps.

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rhythm_example01 --> split(x){ ~5: X(2) | { ~1: Y(1.5) | { ~1: Y | ~1: Z(1.25) }* }* }*
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